1. General Guidelines on Development and Presentation of Seminar Papers in
Rijal, C. P.
The discourses on seminar in academia are designed with an aim to provide with
opportunity to work with the reality by means of practical exposure on pertinent issues,
challenges and problems of the specified fields of study, say financial management,
marketing management, orhuman resourcesmanagement,andapply an empirical approach
of analyses and critical thinking whereby using the information generated through such a
discourse in organizational decision-making.
Step 1: Decide upon your area of scientific study. Your area of specialization of study and
personal interest both should match up while taking decision regarding the choice of
Step2: Find about 10 to 15 working papers/articles based on research outputs and product
the hard or electronic copies of all of them for review works.
Step 3: Review those articles as such that you can figure out pinpointed area of study that
could be conduct in the present context of Nepal. Here, you need to establish a gap for
research or scientific inquiry.
Step 4: Align your personal and professional interest with the area of study as stated above
and develop at least one missing link that insists you to undertake such a study.
Step 5: Proposewith the functional title of thestudy and discuss its overall scopeof thematic
and conceptual coverage.
Step 6: Perform a detailed review of various aspects linked to the area of present study. Use
APA system based style guidelines recommended by the college while performing
documentation of the review works. The main sections of review in an empirical study
should include as follows:
a. Review of conceptual and theoretical perspectives related to the areas of study.
b. Review of related policy documents in national and international contexts. Such
documents to be considered for review may include laws, bi-laws, agreements,
contracts, acts, regulations, directives, and so on.
c. Review of related studies
d. Development of conceptual framework of the study based on various reviews
performed as above.
2. Step 7: Make a presentation of key findings from overall review works. While doing so, focus
on key findings, suggestions for managerial implications, suggestions for further study,
conclusions and learning reflections.
Step 8: Logically elaborate the overall methodological aspects link with these study. Include
the study approach, type of data used, tools and techniques deployed during the study,
nature of analyses and portrayal of results, timelines of work, supervision and guidance
received and socio-ethical considerations made.
Step 9: Write an abstractof the papermaking agenesis ofnature ofthe study, majorfindings
and summarizing the key findings, suggestions and conclusions.
Step 10: Using all these as inputs develop a paper for seminar presentation, deliver it, solicit
feedback and produce the final paper for publication by applying the given academic paper
Suggested Criteria for Evaluation
SN Areas of Evaluation Weightage
1 Relevancy of the topic selected for the study 5%
2 Level of innovative thinking applied in the discourses 10%
3 Quality of selected reference materials 5%
4 Quality of review works 20%
5 Effectiveness of writing 5%
6 Overall paper formatting and documentation 10%
7 Class participation and attendance 10%
8 Level of demonstrated learning of the specialized field of study 10%
9 Quality of presentation 15%
10 Level of exhibited confidence through viva-voce defense 10%
Interested people to accomplish more systematic seminar papers in their respective areas of
concern may refer to academic writing guidelines by Rijal (2015), which are published at